UPDATE: ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting that the BCS Bowls have been set and it will indeed be OU vs. Bama in the Sugar Bowl.
BCS bowls set: FSU-Auburn (title), Bama-OU (Sugar), Clem-Ohio St (Orange), MSU-Stan (Rose), Bay-UCF (Fiesta) sources said— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) December 8, 2013
It won't become official until later Sunday evening with ESPN's Bowl Selection show, but nearly every single bowl projection has placed Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide.
The only uncertainty lies in the possibility that the Sugar Bowl could choose Oregon over the Sooners, but the following tweet from AP voter Jon Wilner implies a business partnership could sway things in OU's favor.
If Baylor wins, Sugar decision: Ore vs Okla. 1 team is 10-hr drive, has 7 nat titles & future biz deal w Sugar (via B12). Tough for Ducks— Jon Wilner (@wilnerhotline) December 7, 2013
There has also been some scattering chatter via social media that the Sugar and Orange Bowls could come to some sort of an agreement that would allow the latter to select Oklahoma. Although that seems a bit far-fetched, but with bowl games anything is possible.
Needless to say, if the Oklahoma versus Alabama match-up does come to pass it projects as an incredibly difficult one for a beat up Sooners squad.
Everyone had already conceded Bama's third consecutive national championship before they fell victim to an apparent team of destiny in that unforgettable Iron Bowl game.
Maybe Alabama comes out flat having lost the chance to play for another national championship and with who knows how many players planning their NFL futures. Or maybe Saban, being the ruthless tactician that he is, has them ready and raring to go and Bob Stoops & co. have the unenviable task of having to game plan for a team that would still be favored over Florida State or Auburn in a hypothetical championship game match-up.
We'll learn OU's official bowl destination and opponent Sunday night, but for now tell us what you think about a possible match-up with the Crimson Tide.